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Chief Medical Officer: New Variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and UK Flight Suspension

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By Staff Writer

St. Kitts-Nevis (WINN): St Kitts and Nevis has joined countries in Europe and the Caribbean in suspending flights from the United Kingdom (UK).

The Federation’s decision takes effect from Saturday, December 26, 2020.

A new variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, in the UK, currently dubbed the Virus Under Investigation (VUI) 202012-01 has caused countries to close their borders to travel to and from the UK.

Chief Medical Officer Dr. Hazel Laws, Wednesday afternoon (December 23) offered a brief explanation on what is known about the new variant, and the decision to suspend flights from the UK.

 

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